The new technology underpinning the State’s largest gaming franchise has been the source of controversy since its instalment late last year. Photograph: istock

The National Lottery operator has modified the software on its new ticket terminals following complaints from retailers.The franchise also said it wo(...)

Ted O’Donovan, Liam Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan and John Hegarty lay a plank on the Ilen.

Witnessing a “whiskey planking” is not an everyday event in a politician’s diary, but Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney is on the guest list for o(...)

Retailers claim the new Lotto ticket terminals, touted in advance as state of the art, are plagued by technical glitches, causing them to crash frequently. Photograph: istock

Retailers have called on the lottery regulator to intervene in a row over the system’s new technology platform which they say is causing a drop in (...)

One retailer had suffered 50 system crashes since the new National Lottery machines were installed in his shop. Others said they were rebooting the machines themselves because of the slow response times from  a dedicated helpdesk.

Retailers say technical glitches with the new National Lottery ticket terminals are disrupting trade and proving a headache for staff. They also claim(...)

AIB Group HQ – “Minister for Finance Michael Noonan says the objective is to have a “stable banking system” and he intends to do this by maximising the cash price for AIB rather than optimising its value by getting some of the upside profits and retaining a measure of control over a vital utility.” – Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Ireland’s low corporate tax rate is the cornerstone of our enterprise policy.” This is the cry of virtually all politicians, especially recently as t(...)

 Wexford nurses collect €2.8 million Lotto jackpot...	 1:41

“The Lotties”, a group of 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital, have collected a €2.8 million Lotto jackpot they won on December 10th. Each winner’(...)

Lotto sense: While higher ticket prices will, in theory, generate bigger jackpots they could also alienate recession-weary Irish punters. Photograph: istock

The National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining s(...)

The new lottery show will be separate from the lottery’s popular Winning Streak show.

The National Lottery is planning to launch a new weekly game show on RTÉ television early next year in a bid to boost sales.The show, which promises b(...)

Retailers had been keen to have the switchover complete before the Christmas rush.

Unsuspecting punters may be surprised by the new-look green lotto tickets being spewed out by machines across the country.The change reflects the shif(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and  Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Public Enterprise Brendan Howlin has given a commitment that the new national children’s hospital will be fully equipped and staffed whe(...)